Re-inventing the popular Kirby series, this edition, the Kirby Super Star Ultra includes improved graphics and completely set animated scenes. Run, float, and swallow enemies with the Helpers, to defeat King Dedede and the evil Meta Knight, in this Nintendo DS video game. Three added touch-controlled mini-games can be played with three more friends with the DS Download Play in this action video game.
The award-winning girl's toy line that features tiny people, animals, and babies encased in clear plastic bubbles makes its DS debut with Squinkies: Surprize Inside. Playing as a Squinkies' princess, you'll participate in one of six mini-games to find and collect more than 250 Squinkies in total. Featured game types include matching, puzzle, painting, and pool. In addition to the activities, the game includes an interactive gumball playhouse that lets you insert magic coins to receive a random toy in return. Keep track of your in-game collection by visiting the bubble bank, where you'll be able to view your animated Squinkies and listen to music.
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, players take the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, or Elizabeth Swan, and navigate them through 19 levels of supernatural intrigue. Stationary scurvy sea dogs will utilize 17 different weapons to defeat 29 diverse enemies, while perfecting each of the character's special moves. A variety of single- and two-player mini-games include "Walk the Plank," "Shoot the Monkey," and "Boom Barge," and two players can cooperatively engage any level using "wireless" mode. Playable enemy characters -- including Mortician, Voodoo Doll, and Cannibal Warrior -- are unlocked by beating enemy bosses and finding the unlock statue within each level. The game is based lightly on the 2006 sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean from Walt Disney Pictures.
Starring Baby Mario and the cute (though voracious) dinosaur himself, Yoshi: Touch & Go translates the time-honored gameplay of the character's earlier exploits for use with the Nintendo DS' unique interface. Games begin with Baby Mario falling from the sky, as in Super Mario World 2, but players can help out by drawing clouds to cushion his fall and steer him toward bonuses and power-ups. Brave Yoshi traverses challenging platform-style levels, as in Yoshi's Story and other earlier adventures, but in Touch & Go, players guide him with the stylus and touch screen instead of D-pad and actions buttons.
The sequel to 2005's King of Swing on Game Boy Advance, DK: Jungle Climber stars characters and elements introduced in Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country series on the 16-bit Super NES. Diddy Kong now tags along on Donkey Kong's back to help his uncle complete objectives. Once again the action primarily involves using the left and right shoulder buttons to climb on pegboards with Kong's left and right hands. New features include levels spanning two screens in height, additional moves and items, and an assortment of mini-games to unlock.
Characters and backgrounds in Jungle Climber are rendered with a 3D effect, mimicking the style used in the Donkey Kong Country series. The single-player adventure mode has gamers guiding both Donkey and Diddy in a quest to stop King K. Rool's nefarious plans.
Lunar: Dragon Song is a departure from the longstanding role-playing game series, which debuted on Sega CD before seeing enhanced remakes on the original PlayStation. For its DS debut, Lunar: Dragon Song takes place 1,000 years before the events chronicled in 1993's Lunar: The Silver Star Story. Players take control of young Jian as he stumbles upon a frightening discovery in the peaceful world of Lunar: a demonic invasion. Jian vows to stop the threat to his homeland with the help of plucky friends Gabryel, Lucia, Flora, and Rufus. Together the party will vanquish an assortment of evil spirits in turn-based combat, while searching high and low for battle cards that will further enhance each party member's abilities. Special DS features include touch-screen movement, microphone support for issuing commands, and
After Baby Luigi is kidnapped and taken aboard a mysterious floating castle, Yoshi and his band of baby buddies must rescue the pint-sized plumber. Similar to the previous SNES title, Yoshi's Island DS accentuates the features of the DS by presenting the action on both screens, such as a two-story boss or a enormous rolling boulder. Players guide the dino do-gooder through environments including "Gilbert the Gooey's Fortress" with either Wario, Donkey Kong, Peach, or Mario strapped to Yoshi's back. In certain situations, Yoshi may even morph into a vehicle. Throughout the levels, players can switch riders at special markers, as the current objective may require one character's special skill. For example, Wario owns a large magnet to pull objects including coins toward him, and Peach can soar up to
EA Sports' long-running college football series returns to campus with a new mode and enough updates and adjustments to fill a college textbook in NCAA Football 13 for PlayStation 3. The most significant change for this season is an emphasis on more realistic passing and pass defense, with "Total Control Passing" allowing quarterbacks to take specific dropbacks, pump fake, and change the trajectory of each pass, and the new "Read & React Defense" producing more realistic reactions from linebackers and defensive backs by requiring them to see the ball before they make a play on it.
Adding to the franchise's stable of career modes is the new "Heisman Challenge," in which gamers can play as a selection of former Heisman Trophy winners and attempt to duplicate their award-winning stats. The popular "Dynasty" and "Road to Glory" modes return, once again allowing users to guide a single player
The spiritual successor to the campy Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Monster Madness features a cast of high school archetypes brought together when their town, Suburbia City, suddenly becomes a playground for zombies, vampires, mummies, evil robots, werewolves, and other creatures. Viewed from an overhead perspective, the game offers four-player simultaneous action in a variety of outdoor and indoor settings. Nerdy Zack Fowler, cheerleader Jennifer Sweeney, Goth girl Carrie Rosenberg, and skate rat Andy Gomez will team up to use rocket launchers, shotguns, chainsaws, axes, and other weapons to turn the marauding creatures into monster soup and salad. Each defeated monster will drop various collectibles that can be used to craft new weapons and items, and players will even get a chance to pilot hovercrafts, mechs, UFOs, and other vehicles. Monster Madness features a cooperative campaign and an assortment of online multiplayer modes, ranging from a capture-the-flag
Activision's take on the blockbuster hit Grand Theft Auto III casts players in the role of a Los Angeles detective bent on revenge. As Nick Kang, players will comb the streets from inside a variety of vehicles as they embark on a series of 20 missions in a storyline inspired by Hong Kong cinema. Unlike Grand Theft Auto III, however, players are working for the law rather than against it. Missions range from stopping robbery attempts to arresting perps based on tips gleaned from informants, and players are free to leave their vehicles at any time to continue the mission on foot.
Players will also be able to complete 100 sub-missions outside of the main story to earn extra cash and to further one's ranking and reputation. Various shops such as gun ranges, dojos, and auto simulators allow players to improve their character's skills in hand-to-hand combat,
After two chartbusting efforts on Xbox, the enigmatic, genetically enhanced Spartan soldier known as Master Chief makes his highly anticipated Xbox 360 debut in Halo 3. The sci-fi shooter picks up where Halo 2 abruptly left off: The Covenant is continuing its plans to activate the Halo super-weapon and obliterate the galaxy; Earth is in utter disarray with only a few remnants of its armies intact; and the Flood grows stronger and more aggressive with each passing day. Your mission, as Master Chief, is to repel the Flood's advances, save Earth, and stop the Covenant -- no matter what the cost.
Halo 3 offers a solo campaign, cooperative play, and multiplayer action via Xbox Live, system link, or split-screen display. The cinematic storyline introduces new characters, weapons, and mission objectives, with the enemy AI offering distinct fighting styles, tactics, and even personalities, all while trying to rip
Batman: Arkham Asylum is an original adventure with fast action and large-scale combat sequences, played from a close third-person perspective in a dark, survival horror-styled setting. The game begins as Batman delivers the Joker to Arkham Asylum, Gotham City's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. The villain springs a trap and takes over the institution, with an army of thugs and a host of dangerous inmates to back him up. The twisted plot plays out in a freely explored re-creation of the asylum and surrounding island. In addition to prowling the corridors of Arkham, Batman can explore the outdoor areas, using his equipment to reach high spots and glide safely back down.
Specially suited for the game's one-against-many melee style, the three-button combat control scheme is intended for free-flowing moves and strings of combo attacks on multiple opponents. Batman also has a belt full of useful gadgets
The final chapter in Epic's Gears of War trilogy wraps up the story of the Delta Squad in its last-ditch effort to save what's left of humanity on war-ravaged Sera. New playable characters join protagonist Marcus Fenix and crew, along with a ghastly group of new enemies to battle. Additional weapons to master include the deadly sawed-off shotgun and digger launcher, which fires an explosive projectile that burrows its way into the ground toward your target. Gears of War 3 also includes both cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes via Xbox Live.
Online matches let you gain experience and earn rewards for participating in various game types and performing all-new actions such as weapon-specific executions. Matches now take place on dedicated servers, and various gameplay tweaks have been added, such as the ability to "tag" enemies in your sights for teammates to track. New map types vary in
In the role of a soldier, alone in a devastated urban jungle, players use the super-human abilities provided by a technologically advanced suit to save the world from alien invaders, as they battle through the first-person shooter sequel, Crysis 2. As in the first game, the hero's most important weapon is a high-tech suit that integrates with his body to provide increased defense, enhanced stealth, and various offensive capabilities. The sequel's enemy aliens employ improved situational intelligence and group tactics, calling on players to approach each situation strategically and make the most of the array of powers provided by the suit.
Written by science fiction author Richard Morgan, the story takes place in an embattled New York City. The metropolis crumbles under a full-on invasion, as aliens return in force to annihilate humankind. Conventional weapons and warfare fail against the onslaught, leaving Earth's salvation to the wearer
Developed by SSI, Allied General is a turn-based strategy game originally released for the PC. Your objective is to take control of either the Allied or Axis powers and engage in strategic warfare across the varying terrain of the European countryside.
There are over 35 different scenarios based on actual events that took place during World War II, each an attempt to stop Germany from world domination. You play as an American, British or Soviet general who must lead your troops to victory. As you progress through the campaigns, your individual units become more powerful and experienced.
It is up to you to carry out the battles, but be warned, success only comes to those who carefully plan ahead. Players interested in history may use actual strategies documented for the war, while others may want to experiment with their methods to victory. The choice is entirely up to
This third episode in Capcom's "gothic action" saga serves as a prequel to the first two releases, set before the events of the original Devil May Cry. Though fans of the series know that Dante's supernatural powers are a product of his demonic heritage, this game introduces the hero's half-brother -- another supernaturally gifted half-demon named Virgil, who is just as dedicated to advancing the forces of evil and darkness on Earth as Dante is devoted to promoting justice and good.
Building upon the fast-paced gameplay offered in earlier editions of Devil May Cry, Dante's Awakening allows players to choose from a selection of fighting styles as they take control of the hero. The "Evasive" style emphasizes Dante's speed and dodging abilities, while the "Close Combat" style allows the hero to make good use of melee skills and the "Long Range" style focuses
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe presents coin-op and comics fans alike with the chance to battle through never-before-seen fantasy grudge matches featuring the most powerful characters from Midway's notoriously brutal fighting series and DC Comics' expansive superhero universe. Although it's not the first fighting game to bring together characters from multiple fictional universes, many of the most recognizable DC heroes are playable in head-to-head bouts for the first time here.
The roster of 22 playable characters includes Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Raiden, and Kano from the Mortal Kombat games, with Batman, Superman, The Joker, Wonder Woman, and Darkseid from DC. Each character has a particular fighting technique, as well as a distinct, Mortal Kombat-style finishing move. The game's "Freefall Kombat" allows fighters to battle as they fall from one level of an arena to another, and the "Klose Kombat" mechanic handles up-close grappling. An expanded single-player campaign follows
Sony's squad-based shooter series makes its debut appearance on the PS3 with online-only action for up to 32 players in SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs -- Confrontation. Tactic-loving gamers can battle in five North African themed maps, with each map supporting seven different game modes including tournaments and clan ladders. The game boasts of advanced physics, ballistics, and highly destructible environments, and players can customize their soldier's appearance by manipulating physical and facial characteristics. Gamers can participate in quick local battles using the advanced player-matching feature, or team up with the best their continent has to offer and take on worldwide opponents in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. DLC codes included with games may no longer be valid.
You're a smuggler in a gang known as "The Forgotten." You and your boys need to prove yourselves as viable competitors in the seedy, crime-ridden world of underground smuggling rings. You'll be asked to deliver money, illegal weapons, and even dangerous chemicals from one point to another. Along the way you'll have to navigate hilly and rough terrain in SUVs, buggys, and trucks along with a many other vehicles that become unlockable throughout the game.
Transporting item A to point B isn't as easy as it sounds, as you'll have to jump rivers, speed over mountains and through towns all while evading everyone from rival gangs trying to steal your loot to the CIA. Navigate through desert, snow, and forests as you race to complete your objective. Once you get tired of that, you and a friend can either go head-to-head to see who can retrieve and
What would you create if you had license to make your own role-playing game? What would normally take 100 people a few years to build can now be constructed by one person over the course of a few sleepless weeks. It's not going to be easy, but that's why this title is so amazing: it gives you the tools, but the ideas and execution all come from you. Write, design, and map out every detail from the storyline to the dungeon designs. Organize and construct each town (if you want any towns, that is) choosing item locations, weaponry, and even enemy characteristics. You can even take some extra time and design and animate all of your own characters! Every cutscene, introduction, and game ending that you could ever imagine is possible, and all it takes is your imagination and hard work. There are so many monsters,
Sega's sphered simians go portable. Following the surprise success of their original GameCube launch title and the popularity of its 2002 sequel, AiAi, MeeMee, Gon Gon, and Baby roll on to the Game Boy Advance in Super Monkey Ball Jr.
As in the GameCube releases, single-player Super Monkey Ball Jr. involves a series of action-puzzle races, in which players must guide a cute monkey encased in a clear ball to roll through winding paths and platform mazes as quickly as possible, without falling off the edges. Super Monkey Ball Jr. offers over five dozen game boards of varying difficulty.
Also like the console versions of the game, Super Monkey Ball Jr. features a number of party games, including Monkey Race, Monkey Fight, Monkey Golf, and Monkey Bowling, with support for up to four equipped players through a link cable connection.
Pretend, (practically) perfect puppies come to life in this triple-release line of pet simulators from Nintendo. In Nintendogs, players adopt, raise, and train an impressively intelligent virtual dog, of a breed they choose. In addition to Labrador retrievers, this version of the game offers Miniature Schnauzers, Toy Poodles, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Miniature Pinschers, and Shiba Inus. The dogs can be taught a number of tricks, and even entered into virtual dog shows to earn cash for useful items.
The most distinguishing elements of the DS interface allow players to interact with their pets. The touch screen is used to for physical interaction. Rub the puppy's belly and he might kick his leg; poke his foot and he'll pull it
A series of unsolvable crimes, nicknamed The Vanishing Files, have bewildered the police and paralyzed the city of Arcadia. Cate West, a mystery novelist haunted by strange dreams, has psychic visions that might just hold the key to solving the crimes. Step into the role of Cate and find clues, compile evidence, bring criminals to justice and discover the link between The Vanishing Files and the mystery in her past.
Disney's The Jungle Book for the Super NES stars Mowgli, a small boy who as a baby was left without parents deep in the jungle. Before harm could befall the youngster, a panther named Bagheera took him to a den of friendly wolves. These wolves raised and nurtured the "man cub" as one of their own.
Mowgli was happy in his jungle environment until one fateful day when Shere Khan, a tiger with an intense hatred for humans, returned from a long journey. After very little debate, the wolf elders decided that Mowgli should leave for the safety of the man village. If Mowgli is going to have any chance of making it to the village in one piece, you must help him.
Disney's The Jungle Book consists of 11 levels of play and five bonus rounds. As you run, jump, spring, climb and swing through the dangerous
This second Duel Masters game to reach North American GBAs continues the trading-card battle through a new role-playing story, in which players collect pieces of a lost artifact and work to solve an ancient mystery. As they compete in duels throughout the adventure, they gain new cards and build more powerful decks -- hopefully powerful enough to stand up to the game's final boss battles. Like Sempei Legends, Kaijudo Showdown follows the real rules of the table-top game, and features introductory levels that can help new players learn the game. Two cartridge-equipped Kaijudo Showdown players can battle head-to-head through a link cable connection. The initial retail release of this Duel Masters game is packaged with five limited edition cards.
The Cartoon Network's animated television show, itself inspired by DC Comics' monthly comic book series, makes its Game Boy Advance debut as a side-scrolling combat title. Players don the capes, cowls, or masks of seven superheroes, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and Martian Manhunter. Each character must confront his or her nemesis in 12 levels taking place among familiar locales.
Superman will fight Lex Luthor's minions in Metropolis, for example, while Batman battles The Joker and his thugs. Other villains include Mongul, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, The Shade, Starfire, and Felix Faust. True to their comic book roots, characters fight using one of their trademark special abilities, such as Green Lantern's power ring, Batman's batarangs, Wonder Woman's magic lasso, Superman's heat vision, and The Flash's super speed. Players are automatically assigned two characters for a particular level and can
The Zoop play field is a grid. In a small square in the center of this grid, you control a triangle capable of shooting a stream of colored light. On all four sides of the grid, a random sequence of colored shapes advances toward you. If you shoot a shape that's the same color as you, it disappears from the screen. If you shoot a shape of a different color, you switch colors with that shape, and the shape will remain on the grid. The object of the game is to eliminate the shapes before they can enter the Center Square. When you have cleared enough shapes from the screen, you'll advance to the next level, and the action will intensify. In each of the 99 levels of this game, power-ups randomly appear on the grid. These power-ups, which consist of Line Bombs, Color Bombs, Bonus
Rambo: First Blood Part II is loosely based on the movie of the same name. You and a friend can team up and play the parts of Rambo and his partner Zane (Zane was created for the game, he does not appear in the movie).
Deep within enemy territory your objective is to rescue your fellow countrymen who are being held captive in concentration camps. Equipped with an M-60 and arrow-bombs, blast your way through six levels of play. Enemies, including snipers, soldiers, rocket launchers, and a number of others, will constantly try to eliminate you.
After six thousand years in exile Ivan Ooze returns to Earth to launch a new reign of terror. Can the Power Rangers save the universe from the evil Ivan Ooze before he brainwashes everyone? See the movie and play the game!
The Story Mode consists of six stages with the first three stages being based on episodes from the second season of the TV show and the remaining three being based on the movie. In the first three stages, the player fights the first segment as one of the six Power Rangers from the TV show as they fight a series of Putty Patrols until confronting the stage boss. The second segment consists of a giant monster battle between the Thunder Megazord and the stage boss. The fourth stage is exclusively a Ranger battle, while the final two stages are giant monster battles where the player controls the Ninja Mega Falconzord.
It's your first day on the job as a sewer cleaner, and you think you're all ready to head on in and start blasting out the mutated scum that make their home in the sanitation system. But that was before you met your on-the-edge co-pilot, Ghost - an in-your-face fellow who wants a vacation to Solar City and "a million pounds of tubesteak!"
After a fellow pilot fails to report in, it looks like there's something amiss deep in the sewer tunnels - so it's up to you and Ghost to find out what. It's not going to be easy, though, and that's why you've got Catfish, a floating droid who shouts out directions as you fly through the underground rivers of sludge.
Can you make it alive to Solar City in this full-motion video adventure? Or, as Ghost puts it, will they be
The world of BATTLEMASTER is divided into four kingdoms: dwarves, elves, humans, and orcs. The king's crown in each of these races is mounted with one of four shards of the Watcher's Tower Gem which is what keeps the harmonic balance of the world. Now it's up to you to assemble your own army and defeat the four races as you fight to reconstruct the Gem and keep the world safe. Each race consists of wizards, thieves, warriors, and merchants, so choose carefully when gathering your troops. As you venture into the world, you can command your army into any of 18 different military formations which can mean the difference between living to fight another battle and being thoroughly trounced. Of course, you can't always rely on brute force to win battles, so be sure to keep an eye open for the more than 300 magical
The game has 32 offensive plays and 16 defensive plays. The simulation modes include Preseason, Playoffs and Season, where one plays a season of 18 games. Another playable mode is the Quarterback Challenge, where players take control of a quarterback and compete against other quarterbacks in the league in various competitions, such as distance, mobility, obstacle, and accuracy. Players can save their game via passcodes. As the game has the National Football League license, all 30 teams are represented in the game, and players can perform transactions between teams, as well as player substitutions. The game also features the no huddle offense, three camera angles, penalties, three possible clock speeds, weather conditions, player reports, replays, and pre-game shows.